Friday, November 16, 2007

An addiction

I'd like to pose the question: do all writers have a stationery addiction?

I do, and I know several others who do too.
Let me loose in an Officeworks and I'm in heaven!
I can never leave the place with the one item I need.
Oh no, uh-uh. Instead, I come out with a whole range of stuff I'll use 'one day'.

I can't help myself.

I love all those brightly coloured hard back notebooks (yes, I have several gorgeous ones just waiting to be used.)
I love those free-flowing pens.
I love the coloured note blocks.
Those gorgeous storage boxes...filing credenzas...labels...I could go on and on but you get the picture!

The other day I ran in there for a few envelopes and came out with a purple binder and matching notebook, which I'm about to put to good use with the new Harlequin Romance I'll start shortly. I tend to have my notes for a novel shoved into a clear plastic sleeve so this is definitely a step up. Tidy mind makes tidy work? We'll see!
Also picked up way too many envelopes, manila folders, a mini-ruler, stickers and a penguin stamp (my preschooler tossed those last 3 into the basket. A writer in the making, perhaps?) :)

Any other stationery addicts out there?
Come on, 'fess up. You know you want to.

9 comments:

Barb said...

Nic, You'd better go to Japan. they have the most fabulous range of stationery.

Nicola Marsh said...

Ooh...I'd love to go one day, Barb :)

Robyn E said...

Oh yeah! BIG TIME. When i was a kid, mum used to leave me in the stationery department rather than the toy department. I just counted on my shelf and I have sixteen unused notepads because whenever i see one i like, I'm unable to leave the store without it. Glad to know I'm not alone!

Sue said...

Hi Nic,

I can never resist colourful stationery. Even when shopping for specific grocery items a pen/binder/post-its etc. will often magically appear in my trolley, undiscovered until hubby is packing the shopping!

I also often shop online, and I've found an inexpensive way to feed my addiction: I add heaps to my virtual basket and before I get as far as paying for the goods I click on the little x in the corner - impulse averted! :-)

Natalie Anderson said...

LOL - I'm one too... and its ridiculous that I love those beautiful hardbound notebooks so much when I have SUCH messy writing...

Lee Morrison said...

LOL! I have several different kinds of stationery in my drawer, and I have a hard time passing up a design that catches my attention when I see it.

Lee

Nicola Marsh said...

Thanks for sharing, everyone.
It's nice to know I'm not alone!!
Must be a writing thing, huh?

I happily started using my new purple notebook and binder on the weekend...love it!

Helzkat said...

nicola - yes i hear you sister. I went to officeworks last week and was in heaven. i lurrvvvv stationery. i just need to resist the urge to buy everything - i'm running out of room!

Nicola Marsh said...

Oh yeah, know that feeling well of having to run out of the shop to NOT buy the whole store!